Alfa Romeo History and Design


Learn more about the Alfa Romeo brand, from its driving lifestyle and history to its design influences and technology. Discover how Alfa Romeo’s Italian roots and influence can still be seen in all the latest Alfa Romeo models. Once you’ve reviewed some of the history and all of today’s models highlights, the next step is to stop by Alfa Romeo of Naples to test drive a new or used Alfa Romeo. We have a great selection of Alfa Romeo models including the powerful and versatile Stelvio SUV and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the luxurious and sporty Giulia and Giulia Quadrifoglio, and lastly the nimble and thrilling 4C Coupe and 4C Spider.

Alfa Romeo Driving Lifestyle

Alfa Romeo offers first-class engineering and innovation at affordable prices. With every Alfa Romeo model you can expect a potent performance built with every driving enthusiast in mind, this includes a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, an available Q4 all-wheel drive and an available adaptive suspension on all its models. Throughout its fleet you can expect to find great performance highlights that include:

  • An all-Aluminum 2.0L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine that boasts 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 4C Spider that offers a 1750 Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine with 237 horsepower and does 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
  • A Class-Exclusive lightweight carbon fiber driveshafts.

Alfa Romeo History

Alfa Romeo comes from a motorsport pedigree, having won multiple events and maintaining numerous records including:
  • All-time record for the most wins at the Mille Miglia.
  • All-time record for the most racing victories in the popular German Touring Car Championship (DTM).
  • 17 European Touring Car Championships.
  • Winner of Le Mans 24 hours race four times.
    The legend began in 1910 when Cavalier Ugo Stella received shares of Societa Italiana Automobili Darraq, an Italian plant of a French car maker.
    In 1915 the factory name changed to what it’s become known as today, Alfa Romeo. Short for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili which means Lombardian Car Factory and the last name of the entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who took control of the company.
    The company was located in Naples, then the first factory was built in Portello, Italy between 1906 and 1909.
    Alfa Romeo was imported to the United States by Max Hoffman from the mid-1950s. In 1961 Alfa Romeo started exporting cars to the United States through its own dealer network.
    The Quadrifoglio logo (also called the 'cloverleaf') has been the symbol of Alfa Romeo racing cars and since 1923. The logo consists of a green cloverleaf with four leaves, contained with a white triangle.

Alfa Romeo Design

From the beginning Alfa Romeo strived to offer premium comforts in a one of a kind Italian design. This Italian design includes its iconic pointed grille, sculpted exterior, and italian stitched interior. Alfa Romeo goes out of its way to stand out and coast its unique Italian style. Today that influence continues on inside and out, now with more intuitive technology integrated into a tailored interior than ever before. This includes standard technology that doesn’t distract but rather enhances your driving experience. Review a few Alfa Romeo design FAQs below for more information.

  • A new 8.8-inch touchscreen with customizable screens and available 3-D Navigation.
  • Apple CarPlay® Support and Android Auto™ integration.
  • Available wireless phone charging.
  • Available Active Driver Assistance, which include alert features and Level 2 autonomous driving system technology.
  • Standard Forward Collision Warning Plus System that uses audio and visual warnings to help alert drivers to potential forward collisions, even applying brakes when necessary.
  • Standard backup cameras and rear park sensors that help ensure safety and security when backing into and out of parking spots.
    18-Inch sport aluminum wheels or available 19-Inch Bright five-hole aluminum wheels.
  • Available Sport Interior Package with Steering Column-Mounted Paddle Shifters.
  • Available genuine dark gray oak interior or light walnut.
  • Available genuine aluminum interior trim, aluminum pedals and black headliner.
Alfa Romeo of Naples is located at: 1250 Airport-Pulling Rd S • Naples, FL 34104
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